(1) What did they do with the appropriation funds? They purchased the tamid [twice-daily] sacrifices, the musaf [additional] sacrifices and their libations, the omer [barley offerings], the two loaves and the lechem hapanim [showbread], and all the communal sacrifices. The guards of the after-growth during the shemittah [sabbatical] year take their wage from the appropriation funds in the chamber. Rabbi Yose says one who wishes may volunteer as an unpaid guard. They said to him, you yourself said, that they may not come except from communal assets.
(2) The parah adumah [the red heifer, whose ashes are used for purification], the seir hamishtaleach [the goat send away in the desert on Yom Kippur], and the strip of red wool come from the funds appropriated in the chamber. The ramp for the parah adumah, and the ramp for the seir hamishtaleach and the strip between its horns, the water channel, and the walls of the city [of Jerusalem] and its towers, and requirements for the city, come from the remainder of the [appropriation funds in the] chamber. Abba Shaul says the High Priests built the ramp for the parah adumahfrom their own funds.
(3) What was done with the surplus of the appropriation [remaining in the treasury chamber]? They would buy with it wine, oil, and fine flour, and the profit was hekdesh [belonged to the Temple]; these are the words of Rabbi Yishmael. Rabbi Akiva says: We do not extract profit from funds of hekdesh or the poor.
(4) What was done with the surplus appropriation funds? Gold sheets to cover the Holy of Holies. Rabbi Yishmael says, the surplus profits became the keitz hamizbeach [lit. "summer fruit of the altar"; burnt offerings to be brought when the altar was unoccupied (see II Shemuel 16:2)] for the altar, and the surplus appropriation went to service utensils. Rabbi Akiva said, the surplus appropriation funds were for the keitz hamizbeach and the surplus libations were for service utensils. Rabbi Chanania, Deputy of the Priests, said, the surplus libations were for the keitz hamizbeach and the surplus appropriation funds were for the service vessels. Neither agreed [with Rabbi Yishmael as to] what was to be done with surplus profits.
(5) What was done with the surplus of the incense? They set aside the wages of the artisans from it, and deconsecrated [its value] onto [coins for] the wages for the artisans, and would give it to the artisans as their wages, and they would then purchase it [incense] with the new appropriation funds. If the month [of Nisan] came at its expected time [Adar 30], they would purchase it from the new appropriation funds. If not, from the old.
(6) [If] one consecrates his property to the Temple, if there are among it objects that are fit for public sacrifices, they should be given to the temple craftsmen as their payment: these are the words of Rabbi Akiva. Ben Azzai said to him, this is not the proper way; rather they set aside from them the workers wages and then deconsecrates them onto the workers' money. They were given to the workers as their salary, and then repurchased using the new appropriation funds.
(7) [If] one consecrates his property to the Temple, and there is among it an animal suitable to go onto the mizbeach [altar], male or female, Rabbi Eliezer says: males should be sold for use as olot [burnt-offerings], and the females for use as shelamim [peace-offerings], and the proceeds together with the rest of the possessions should go for the upkeep of the Temple. Rabbi Yehoshua says: the males should be brought themselves as burnt-offerings, and the females should be sold for use as peace-offerings, and the other possessions should go to the upkeep of the Temple. Rabbi Akiva says, I agree with the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer, above the opinion of Rabbi Yehoshua, because Rabbi Eliezer applied a uniform rule, while Rabbi Yehoshua differentiates. Rabbi Papyas says: I have learned that both opinions are correct: that for one who dedicates each item explicitly, we follow the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer, but for one who did not dedicate each item explicitly, we follow the opinion of Rabbi Yehoshua.
(8) [If] one consecrates his property to the Temple and among them are items fit for the mizbeach [altar]: wine, oil, and birds, Rabbi Eliezer says, these items should be sold for their usual [Temple] use, and the proceeds go to purchase burnt-offerings, and the rest of the possessions go to the upkeep of the Temple.
(9) Once in thirty days, they would set the price paid by the treasury chamber. If one undertook to supply fine flour at four [seah per sela], and subsequently, the price rose to three [seah per sela], he must supply four [seah of flour]. But, if he undertook to supply three, and the price dropped to four, he supplies four, because the Temple has the upper hand. If the fine flour became infested with worms, the loss is his, and if the wine became sour, the loss is his. He does not receive his money until the mizbeach atones.